Dido Harding Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Dido Harding (Diana Mary Harding)

Last Updated: 30 Mar, 2024 | Views: 91

Age: 56

Profession: Business Women

Other Profession(s): Chief Executive Officer

Famous For: Chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency

Higher Education: Magdalen College, Oxford, Harvard Business School (MBA)

Net Worth: $5 Million Approx.

Dido Harding Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 Nov, 1967 (56 Years 06 Months 11 Days)

Birth Country
United Kingdom

Birth State/Province

Birth Place

Birth Sign


Dido Harding Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)
Born November 9, 1967 as Diana Mary Harding, the Baroness Harding of Winscombe’s name is as prestigious as her titles. Diana holds prominent roles in both private and public sectors. From 2017 to 2021 she served as the chair of NHS Improvement. And from 2020 to 2021 she held the position of interim chief executive of UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and head of NHS Test and Trace. 

Dido Harding’s Early Life:
Family Background: Hardings are no strangers to high-ranked titles. Her father is John Harding, the 2nd Baron Harding of Petherton. And her grandfather is Field Marshal John Harding who held the title first before passing it down to his son.
Educational Journey:
At St Antony's Leweston she received all-girl private Catholic schooling from ‘78-‘85
Then she graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Magdalen College in Oxford.
She even decided to do further studying at Harvard Business School where she earned an MBA.

Dido Harding's Career:

1988: After graduating, Diana Harding joined management consultancy McKinsey & Company.
1995: The marketing director of Thomas Cook was appointed to her.
Late 1990s: She worked at Manpower, Kingfisher, and Woolworths.
2000-2004: She had 2 jobs at Tesco, commercial director for value-added foods and international support director.
2007: Sainsbury’s made her convenience store director.
2010: Carphone Warehouse separated their telecoms business from its retail operation so Diana became the first CEO of TalkTalk.
July 2014: A non-executive director position at the Bank of England was handed to her where she served until 2019.
She also held positions on the boards of British Land and Cheltenham Racecourse along with others.

Dido Harding's Controversies:

October 2015: A cyber attack that TalkTalk faced compromised personal and banking information from about four million customers. Because of this negligence the company was fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
February 2017: The CEO of TalkTalk announced her resignation to focus more on community service activities.
Political Alliances: Dido Harding received a lot of backlash and legal challenges due to her alleged political appointments and alliances in public bodies.

Dido Harding’s Philanthropy:
Roles in the Public Service: She served as chair of NHS Improvement and was placed in charge of leading NHS Test and Trace. The latter being very important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dido Harding’s Personal Life:
Marriage: In October of 1995 she tied the knot with John Penrose, a Member of Parliament representing conservatives.
Family: Her family consists of her husband, herself, and their two daughters.
Whereabouts: During weekdays you can find them at their London residence. When it comes to weekends they tend to go down to Somerset.
She also holds a position on the advisory board for think tank 1828.

Dido Harding's Honors and Awards:
2013: BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour added her to their annual list of the top hundred most powerful women in the UK.
2014: The BBC Woman's Hour Power List named her one of the ten most influential women.
September 2014: A life peer and Baroness Harding of Winscombe in Somerset was created.
Anglia Ruskin University granted her an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration.

Dido Harding Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 58 Kg
In Pounds 127 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color
Dark Brown

Dido Harding Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John Harding, 2nd Baron Harding of Petherton

Mother's Name

John Penrose




Becca Penrose, Emma Penrose

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